Speaking as the chief guest at an event by Eastern Book Company to celebrate the release of ‘Supreme Court Cases (SCC) pre-1969’, CJI Ramana called the public the ‘ultimate consumer of justice.’
Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Wednesday noted that it was unfortunate that even after 75 years of independence, not all but only a few people were aware of the constitutional provisions. He stressed that the public must know their constitutional rights and duties. Speaking as the chief guest at an event by Eastern Book Company to celebrate the release of ‘Supreme Court Cases (SCC) pre-1969’, CJI Ramana called the public the ‘ultimate consumer of justice.’ He also called for simple judgement writing by the judges as well as the publication of important judgements of the Supreme Court and high courts in regional languages by law journals.
CJI Ramana drew a comparison from the West and noted that even young schoolkids are aware of constitutional rights in western countries, ‘that kind of culture is needed here.’ “It is unfortunate that we are now celebrating 75 years of independence but still only a few selected people in the urban areas or the legal professional are aware of the constitutional rights and duties and the constitutional principle,” CJI Ramana said.